Two Civil Society Organisations,Artwatch Ghana and Board of Fashion Ghana, have petitioned the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to make the Creative Arts a full ministry for more jobs. The Creative Arts have been downplayed in Ghana’s economic development in terms of job creation. The One-District-One-Factor agenda of the government is in line with the capabilities of the creative arts. “The Creative Arts cover wide expanse of vocations in both Visual arts and Performing arts. Vocations in the Visual art include sculpture, painting, furniture art, basketry art, jewelry, graphic design, textiles, fashion design and ceramics. Areas in the performing arts include music, film, theatre arts. There are several career paths under each of these vocations. For instance, fashion, textiles and garment manufacturing is a major industry that employs millions of people. In some of the fashion capitals of the world, after finance, the industry is the next biggest earner.”
Policy and Advocacy
We believe that by prioritizing the study of the arts the nation would be able to tap, refine and turn its abundance natural resources into beneficial wealth for national development. In the light of this, we digest critical legislative issues affecting arts and arts education, and review Arts and culture policies.
Facts Abut the Arts
1. Comprehensive education in the Arts develops well-rounded citizenry including children.
2. The arts promote and preserve cultural development.
3. Realizing the full potentials of the arts in national development need both public and private participation.
4. The inventive and innovative power of a nation depends on its progressive development and level of active studies in the arts